The second Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours showcased another extraordinary collection of India’s unique Classic Cars on 12 March at The Polo Grounds, New Delhi. The capital experienced the mystical opulence and elevated elegance of the Indian Maharajas with a private view of the second ‘Travel with Style’ exhibition celebrating the automotive design and coach building of India’s belle époque. However, this year, to keep in vein with the mystique and excitement of a ‘true’ Concours, every car had to be in running order and make one circuit at the event, guaranteeing a truly wondrous spectacle.
Rana Manvendra Singh of Barwani was the curator for Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours 2011 and the event was orchestrated by conservationist and travel writer Mark Shand, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall’s brother.
“India has had an influence on the creativity of Cartier, we are very close to the country and our relationship goes back to more than 100 years. Cartier Concours d’Elegance is part of the four big Concours in the world, and it’s a significant endeavour. We are delighted to showcase the crème de la crème of cars at Cartier ‘Travel with Style’,” said Bernard Fornas, President and CEO of Cartier International, at the event.
Joining him on the occasion was Louis Ferla, managing director of Cartier Middle East and South Asia. On a perfect sunny afternoon in the capital, the crème de la crème attended the event and enjoyed the rare spectacle of the stunning automobiles. The ‘Throne Car’—1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Dome Roof Limousine—owned by HIH Princess Ezra of Hyderabad was indeed the cynosure of all eyes and befittingly was awarded the ‘Best Car of the Show’ award by Bernard Fornas of Cartier at the awards ceremony.
Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ 2011 – PRIZE GIVING
The Best Car of the Show Award for 2011:
1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Dome Roof
Limousine (the Throne Car) owned by HIH Princess Ezra of Hyderabad
Runner up—1947 SS Jaguar owned by Mr Laxmi Raman
Best of Class—1937 SS Jaguar owned by Mr TT Raghunathan
Best of Class—1959 Daimler SP 250 Dart owned by Mr V.P. Singh Badnore
Indian Heritage Class:
Best of Class—1955 Fiat 1100-103 Millecento owned by Mr Owais Moshin Kidwai
Post-War Classics Class:
American Runner up—1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible owned by Mr Sudhir Kasliwal
European Runner up—1958 Mercedes 300D owned by Mr K.C. Anand
Best of Class—1947 Cadillac Series 62 owned by Mr Amal Tanna
1929 Mercedes Nurburg owned by Viveck Goenka
Judges Choice (Ladies):
1928 Lancia Di Lambda owned by Mr Prahlad Agarwalla
Runner up—1930 Stutz Series M owned by Mr Diljeet Titus
Best of Class—1938 Bentley 4 ¼ litre overdrive MX Series owned by Mr Jaiswal
Best of Class—1959 Chevrolet Impala owned by Mr Sukhwant Singh
Classics Rolls Royce Class:
Runner up—1937 Rolls Royce 25/30 h.p. owned by Roshni Jaiswal
Best of Class—1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Dome Roof Limousine
Owned by HIH Princess Ezra of Hyderabad
1925 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 owned by Mr Yadupati Singhania